Copy DB to version 5.2 from 4.4

Is there a way to initialize the DB on new version that being copied from an older version ?

I have a server in Prod running 4.4.3.

I need to build a Dev instance with version 5.2.2. Is there away of copying the DB from 4.4.3 and initialize it somehow to meet the version 5.0 new features ? Or I have to install 4.4.3 on the Dev environment and then do in place upgrade ?

Thank you.